The Center for Community & Civic Engagement creates and sustains opportunities for meaningful engagement for the Carleton community to deepen learning, broaden knowledge, and develop reciprocal relationships locally, nationally, and globally. Through thoughtful action, analysis, and reflection, the Center promotes integration of engagement with the College’s deep commitments to student development, teaching, learning, and scholarship.
By means of this integration, civic engagement:
- promotes critical and nimble understanding of issues in all their real world complexity;
- enlarges academic knowledge with diverse community modes of knowledge;
- nurtures civic responsibility and practices necessary to democratic flourishing;
- develops skills and self-awareness relevant to life after Carleton; and
- cultivates leadership.